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Ben's Edible Backyard

Joined: 04/01/15 Updated: 04/01/15 Frost: Low
Location: fulham gardens sa

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Based in Fulham Gardens SA i subscribe to front yard farming!! if you cant eat it i dont want to grown it. 2 date i have 34 fruit trees mostly espaliered..they are:

12 apples

4 pears

4 avocados (3 wurtz 1 bacon)

cherry (wishful thinking)

dwarf shatoot mulberry

2 mandarines

1 lime

1 lemon

2 grapes

2 apricots

1 peach

2 plums

1 fig

4 chickens

oh and a top bar beehive


all on an 800 odd sqm block


pics to come



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Feijoa hedge - Ok thanks we havent really got an issue here as far as i know. Il look into that tho. How are they for other pests do u know...1009 days 11hrs
Feijoa hedge - Hi guys, i am about to replace my lilly pilly hedge as its riddled with scale and i dont want to spray it all the time amd it drops too much stuff in my pool . Im thinking of putting in a feijoa and doing the same hedge. Problem is its a narrow space max ..1011 days 6hrs
Wurtz dwarf avocado - Cheers mark will do..1029 days 12hrs
Wurtz dwarf avocado - Hi there. I took some pics of mine fornyou to compare. Mine are 3 yrs old. The one with the darkest bark gets the the most cold wind. They look a bit shabby at the minute but will go crazy soon. Hope this helps..1034 days 11hrs
What is wrong with my mango seedlings3 - No worries if u show me how!!!! Its a 1 stick wonder at the minute i will def let u know as it develops and u can come chop off the right shoot. Im gonna keep that one quite small. I got it from diggers in may i rkn. ..1036 days 5hrs
Top bar bee hive adelaide - Hi guys, i have just built a top bar hive and should have bees soon. is anyone in adelaide with a top bar that may be able to give me some advice when i need it??? cheers ben..1036 days 22hrs
What is wrong with my mango seedlings3 - hi Zack, im just around the corner in fulham gardens, i too have tried the mangoes and am now down to 2 after most died off with blackened stalks. ive ended up moving them inside the house and put them in front of a northern facing window and they have de..1036 days 24hrs
Fire ball apricots in adelaide metro - Cool thanks for the confidence!!! Il have a try..1136 days 6hrs
Fire ball apricots in adelaide metro - Hi. Anyone growing one of these in metro adelaide?? Im not sure if il get 450 chill hours. Does anyone have some advice or plants doing well!! Cheers ben ..1138 days 0hrs
Bee hives - Fulham gardens. Thanks anyway mate. Il check the gummy add..1143 days 8hrs
Bee hives - Hi peter, i am in adelaide and keen as for a hive, have i missed the boat? ?..1144 days 5hrs
Wurtz avocado5 - Thanks for that il give that a try ..1213 days 23hrs
Wurtz avocado5 - Hi all, rightly or wrongly i have staked my wurtz (3) so they grow tall. They are up to 3 or so metres tall and in their 3rd year. They look great. Problem i have is the trunk has no strength. In a heavy wind one of my stakes broke and the tree leaned o..1215 days 9hrs
Dwarf shatoot mulberry espalier1 - Sweet thanks for that il have a crack!!!..1363 days 2hrs
Dwarf shatoot mulberry espalier1 - Hi all, i am attempting to espalier a dwarf mulberry. Can i prune as i would an apple without harming it? I.e. summer pruning etc. Controlling wayward growth? Do i prune to the 1st or 2nd bud or are they different? Thanks.. ben..1363 days 10hrs

Dwarf Avocado Wurtz (Grafted) 10/10

Ben's Edible Fruits
Update: 1036 days 23hrs

Comments: -

. looks awesome, is a challenge to grow, very rewarding, birds wont steal them. i have 3 wurtz and a bacon. bacon is only a year old for cross polination.

Planted: 2013

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 8 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: home made compost

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

none used

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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